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GORDON CASTLE GARDENS, LAKESIDE HOUSE (Ref:1628)

This building is in the Moray Council and the Bellie Parish. It is a category A building and was listed on 26/01/1971.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NJ 347 592.

Description

Possibly John Paterson, architect, Edinburgh, 1800-01. 2-storey garden pavillion/tea house built to abut walled garden, the garden wall continuous with S elevation of house, against the ground floor of which was a former glazed vinery/conservatory, and into which the house opened. Substantial later lean-to 2-storey rear addition; later single storey lean-to wings flank house. House is (Banffshire) slate hung at 1st floor level replaced on S front by painted (?metal) material giving impression of tile-hanging. Harled and rendered additions and alterations. Present entrance in re-entrant angle at rear. Bowed French window forms centre entrance to 3-bay S garden front with flanking windows, one half blocked. 1st floor lit by wide centre bowed window with blind outer lights, aprons, fluted jambs and frieze with lozenge ornament, Venetian window lights W 1st floor elevation, 2 round-headed windows light E. Multi-pane glazing. Mutule cornice encircles building which has rear centre wallhead stack and flat roof. INTERIOR: floor plan of original house is of single circular chamber within cube on both floors, the upper floor approached by curved cantilevered ataircase at E with slender balusters and carved decoration to outer face of stairs. Small rectangular rooms open off main centre chambers at ground and 1st floor level. Circular rooms have beaded panelled window shutters, panelled dados and doors, carved wooden chimneypieces with fluted engaged columns each side, decorative ceiling cornices. Carved trellis-like ornamentation decorates curved wall of small 1st floor room at W.

Notes

Estate plan of 1808 reveals Lakeside House fronted by narrow rectangular building, presumably the conservatory, and by un-walled garden. Accounts survive for trellis and other wall papers from London for 'room behind conservatory', 1801. Upgraded: B to A, 24.3.88.

References

Scottish Record Office, RHP 2388 (foundation plan of 'vinery, conservatory and adjoining house'). SRO GD 44/51/389/11 (1801).

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